from Worcester, MA
February 6, 1927 - January 24, 1974 (age 46)
An excellent trumpeter of the bop and cool eras who largely faded out in the 1960s, Don Fagerquist only had two sessions as a leader, a half-date for Capitol in 1955, and an excellent outing for Mode (reissued on V.S.O.P.) in 1957. Fagerquist was a key soloist with Gene Krupa (off and on during 1944-1950), Artie Shaw's Orchestra, Gramercy Five (1949-1950), and Woody Herman's Third Herd (1951-1952). He was with Les Brown in 1953 and a major soloist with Dave Pell's Octet (1953-1959). From 1956 on, Fagerquist worked as a staff musician for Paramount films although he still recorded jazz now and then with Pete Rugolo, Mel Tormé, and Art Pepper, among others. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
Don Fagerquist Nonette - Love Is Just Around the Corner
Don Fagerquist Octet - Easy To Love
Don Fagerquist with Russell Garcia & His Orchestra - Body and Soul
Heinie Beau & His Hollywood All Stars featuring Don Fagerquist - You're Looking at Me
Don Fagerquist Octet - The Song Is You
Don Fagerquist Octet. Eight By Eight.
Don Fagerquist with Russell Garcia & His Orchestra - The Boy Next Door
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